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India must win the fourth test match



After suffering a crushing nine-wicket defeat in the Indore Test against Australia, the Indian team will have to win the fourth Test match to be played in Ahmedabad from March 9 to make an automatic place in the World Test Championship (WTC) final.

With the win in Indore, Australia booked their ticket to the WTC final where they will face either India or Sri Lanka. If the Indian team defeats Australia in the fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, then it will qualify for the final. If India is defeated in this match or the match is drawn or tied, then it will have to wait for the result of the two Test matches to be played on Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand for the final ticket.

If the Indian team fails to win this match and Sri Lanka beats New Zealand by 2-0, then it will reach the final. Australia topped the WTC table with 68.52 percentage points (PCT). Percentage score is calculated on the basis of total points earned by a team.

In this, the team gets 12 points for a win, four for a draw and six for a tie. In the current cycle, Australia have 148 points from 18 matches with 11 wins and four draws. With this his PCT is 68.52. Even after losing the fourth Test against India, the team will remain on top of the table.

India has so far scored 123 points from 17 Tests (10 wins and 2 draws). His PCT is 60.29. India lost some points during this cycle due to slow over rate. If India wins the last Test, its PCT will be 62.5. With this, the team will qualify for the final by securing the second position. In this, the team’s PCT will be 56.94 after the defeat, 58.79 after the draw and 59.72 after the tie, and in such a situation, it will have to wait for the results of the Sri Lankan matches.

Sri Lanka’s current PCT is 53.33 with 64 points from a possible 120 (10 Tests). If the team wins both the matches on the New Zealand tour, then its PCT will be 61.11. A loss or a draw in either of the two matches of the tour will disqualify the team from qualifying for the finals.

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